Throw Out the Crystal Ball: 2019 Market Outlook

Chief Investment Strategist David Lafferty expects a challenging market environment to continue in 2019, but reasons for cautious optimism remain.

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Poise Under Pressure: David Herro Decodes Stock Market Unrest

Stock market turbulence may not reflect business fundamentals and could represent value opportunities for active managers.

Why Investors Should Be Cautious, Not Bearish

Amid Fed rate increases, EU economic tensions, and the US-China trade war, insights on where markets may be headed and how investors might prepare.

Three Strikes and You’re Out: Investors at Bat Against Volatility

The 2018 Global Survey of Financial Professionals revealed advisors are confident about their own ability to handle market factors for themselves and for their clients, but are concerned about investors making three key mistakes.

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The World Is Changing: Investing and the New ESG

Sustainable companies may not only resonate with investor values – they may be better positioned for good business long-term.

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The “Easy Money” Has Been Made

Analyzing market headwinds and tailwinds via business fundamentals may provide investors some insights into where they might be headed over the short term.

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Time to Take an Alternative Route to Fixed Income?

Diversifying away from traditional fixed income may be advantageous in a rising rate landscape, explains Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha manager.

  • September 13, 2018
Managed Futures Strategies Re-Position for Trends Outside of Equities

A sign that markets may be ready for change.

  • September 13, 2018
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Searching for Income Amid Potential Volatility

In a late-expansion market, a tactical, flexible approach may be key to finding steady portfolio income.

  • August 23, 2018
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Recession Watch

A look at the potential path of the global economy, potential headwinds to growth, and the likelihood of a recession in the near-term.

International Equity Outlook: Market Instability Can Mean Opportunity

David Herro of Harris Associates reflects on the first half of 2018 and how volatility can create value for active managers.

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The Long and Short of How Managed Futures Work

How non-correlated assets, like managed futures strategies, could work to help offset volatility and steep price declines.

  • July 13, 2018
Time for Active Managers to Rise Above Rates and Volatility

Active strategies’ ability to perform under pressure from rising rates and volatility is examined by three investment managers.

  • June 25, 2018
Protecting Portfolios: An Active Management Approach to Markets

An active management approach may help manage portfolio risk and uncover opportunities in the current market environment.

Is the Return of Volatility an Opportunity for Active Managers?

In uncertain markets, active managers have an opportunity to react to pricing pressures related to fundamentals and valuations.

Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

  • June 15, 2018
Financial Professional Survey: Advice from Both Sides of the Brain

How financial professionals plan to navigate market volatility in 2018 by giving advice from both sides of the brain.

  • May 25, 2018
Rethinking Equity Markets and the Value of Volatility

Traditional financial theory might suggest that low-volatility stocks are less rewarding than high-volatility stocks, but this may be misleading.

  • May 9, 2018
Triple Threat: First Quarter Risks for Institutional Investors

Despite facing a triple threat, institutional investors weren’t surprised by geopolitical, interest rate, and volatility risks.

2018 Outlook: The Active Manager’s Perspective

A panel of Natixis investment managers discuss their market outlooks for 2018

From Niche to Mainstream

ESG is no longer an investment idea whose time will come. It has already arrived.

  • December 8, 2017
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The Risk Management Challenge: Investors in Search of Clarity

Financial professionals play a key role in helping investors manage risk and reach financial goals in all market conditions.

  • October 13, 2017
Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

How wholesale portfolio managers are finding opportunity amidst geopolitical instability, market volatility, and low interest rates.

  • May 4, 2017